Monday, August 25, 2008

Hello again.


ever notice how hard it is to take a picture of a curtain??

There's been a lot and nothing going on at the same time around here. Does that ever happen to you? John started his 2nd round of chemo on thursday and is now sporting the bald look. As I was shaving his hair, I remembered how good he actually looks without hair. I'm sure that I would not look so good without mine. We also had some good news on John's progress. I won't go into details (you can read them here if you want to), but we're happy with how things are going. Anyway, we had two days without Isaiah before his chemo started again. We were able to have a nice date night out together, dinner and a movie (Tropic Thunder, hilarious!), which we haven't done in a long while. I was also able to fit in some sewing. We've been in our house almost 2 years and I still haven't put up curtains in Isaiah's room. It wasn't really a problem until Isaiah started sleeping in a toddler bed. Now, every morning, he wakes us up with "It's not dark outside anymore. I ready to go downstairs." Every morning. This morning I was trying to explain to him that even though it's light outside does not mean it's time for everyone to wake up. It was really no use.



Anyway, he now has one shade in his room. I opted to go for a little bit more of a tedious patchwork pattern, because I obviously like to create more work for myself. I used blackout shade fabric for the backing which was a bit tricky to work with. Although I'm not sure if it was the blackout fabric or the combination of using it with linen. Whatever it was, there was a lot of slipping and stopping to readjust everything. I'm happy with the way it came out, although I could have made it a little bit wider. A little bit of light shows through each side. I'm just dreading having to make a second one now! At least Isaiah likes them. He said "those look cool mama." I'm glad he appreciates the effort.




11 comments:

jessi said...

So glad to hear that there is some good news for John!

I agree with Isaiah - those curtains do look cool!

Philigry said...

cute curtain love it!
glad things are going okay.

Sam D. said...

You will be making new ones. I have like 4 curtains up trying to block the light but since my 3 year old has a big girl bed she can reach the window and moves all my hard work at blocking the light out and just a little shows making her wake up. Can't wait for the winter. They are very cute though.

kirsten said...

hey, those are cute blinds. and kids WON'T understand the whole light thing. i wish they would in winter - it's still dark!

Anina said...

Very cute blind! Go ahead, make the other one.

Rebecca said...

just thinking...maybe just add some patches along each side. that might do the trick if it really starts to bug. Love it though. good thing they tell the truth ;)

Kay said...

Love them, maybe even just hanging a simple panel of curtains to the side of each would help and you'd still see the bottom of the quilted panel. Darling anyway you do it!

So happy to hear good news from John and glad you got a date night, that's so important. Hang in there.

Beth said...

Great blind! I love the patchwork. The mornings are a problem I agree. Just because the birds are up doesn't mean we should be!

erica said...

I love your curtain! I have been meaning to do a curtain with a patchwork trim, you inspire me to actually do it!

beki said...

Your shade is wonderful! I'm happy to hear that things are going okay.

lera said...

So happy to hear of John's progress.

Pretty curtains, btw.